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Biologists tag and release a northern flying squirrel.

Glidepath to Recovery: Flying Squirrels and Spruce Forests Share Common Fate

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U.S. Forest Service district biologist Shane Jones stands on an overlook high up on West Virginia’s Cheat Mountain. Behind him lush, red spruce trees stand like sentinels on this frozen landscape. As he looks out, small patches of green dot what is largely a view of the barren, brown trunks of leafless hardwoods. More than… Read More

Pedestrians pass through The Ohio State University's student union

Ohio State Reaches Settlements with Half of Richard Strauss Accusers

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Ohio State University announced that it’s reached a monetary settlement with some of the men who have alleged sexual abuse by longtime doctor Richard Strauss. Officials said in press release Friday that the school has settled with plaintiffs in 11 of the 18 lawsuits, which accuse the school of knowing about and ignoring decades of abuse by… Read More

OU Music Industry Summit

CANCELLED: 2020 OU Music Industry Summit

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UPDATE: (March 10, 2020) In light of Ohio University’s announcement today to suspend in-person instruction through March 30, we are sad to announce that the 3rd Annual Ohio University Music Industry Summit and FINNEAS performance, scheduled for March 26, 2020, have been cancelled. We fully expect and intend to come with another amazing lineup and… Read More

A gavel on a set of scales

Marietta Doctor Convicted of Illegally Prescribing Pain Pills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal jury has convicted an Ohio doctor accused of illegally distributing medication including pain pills. The government had charged Dr. Roger Anderson of Marietta with providing opioids such as oxycodone and hydrocodone to patients using pre-signed prescriptions and without examining the patients himself. Federal prosecutors also said the 65-year-old Anderson… Read More

Coronavirus

WATCH: How the IMF is Trying to Reduce the Economic Fallout of Novel Coronavirus

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Restrictions intended to control the global outbreak of novel coronavirus continue to increase. In many countries, schools are closed, travelers face quarantine and business has ground to a halt. PBS NewsHour’s William Brangham reports and Judy Woodruff talks to Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, about how it is attempting to offset… Read More

Immigration Graphic

WATCH: Why it Was so Difficult for HHS to Reunite Separated Migrant Families

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A new watchdog report reveals troubling details about how the U.S. government handled the separation of migrant families as a result of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. The litany of failures includes communication breakdown, lack of planning and insufficient care. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins talks to Ann Maxwell, assistant inspector general of the Department… Read More

The U.S. Capitol

Ohio’s U.S. Senators Support Federal Aid to Fight Coronavirus

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UPDATE: President Trump signed the legislation on Friday. The U.S. House and Senate passed a bipartisan $8.3 billion emergency bill to help states deal with coronavirus, sending it to the Senate, where it will get support from Ohio’s two Senators. Republican Sen. Rob Portman says health agencies and states need the money immediately to fight the… Read More

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice

Billionaire Governor OK’d on State Plane for Reelection Bid

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia ethics officials say the state airplane can make side trips to Gov. Jim Justice’s hometown as well as fly the billionaire businessman to campaign events if the trips coincide with official state business. The state ethics commission on Thursday approved the travel for the governor as long as the… Read More

Wes Davidson votes inside the old schoolhouse in Harrison Township on Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.

Backers Appeal 4-way Split of Voting Proposal to High Court

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of an effort aimed at updating Ohio’s voting laws appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court, alleging the state ballot board misinterpreted the state’s single subject rule when it severed their proposal into four separate ballot issues. The campaign manager for Ohioans for Secure and Fair Elections said Thursday the group… Read More